Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

The Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris usually gets all of the attention but Montmartre's cemetery has similarly impressive tombs. Sprawling at the foot of Montmartre, near the beginning of Rue Caulaincourt in Place Clichy, this cemetery is built below street level in the hollow of an old quarry with its entrance on Avenue Rachel under Rue Caulaincourt.

The cemetery epitomizes the artsy, quixotic, gentle, almost whimsical Paris that every romantic visitor secretly cherishes. A popular tourist destination, it is every bit as interesting as Père Lachaise and is the final resting place of many famous artists who lived and worked in the Montmartre area, including painter and sculptor Edgar Degas, composer Hector Berlioz, filmmaker François Truffaut, singer-songwriter Jim Morrison, and writers Alexandre Dumas, Émile Zola, and Stendhal, among others.

Tip:
Entry is free and a map is provided to help visitors locate various crypts/chapels. Step up to each of these to get a glimpse of stained glass windows and/or ornate interiors.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8:30am-6pm; Sun: 9am-6pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Montmartre Cemetery
Sight Location: Paris, France (See walking tours in Paris)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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